A video posted on social media shows post office representatives consulting on the closure of Sydenham Crown post office refusing a cake made specifically for the occasion by Sydenham residents.

Councillor Alan Hall can be seen in videos on social media offering the cake on behalf of campaigners but being refused by head-shaking officials.

The councillor who has been heading up Lewisham-wide campaigns against closure of public services said: “It was a warm-hearted gesture to the post office officials and it was such a shame that they were unable to accept it.

“There have been over 500 signatures to online and offline petitions and these are growing. As soon as people know about the closure they willingly sign the petition.

“There should be a Crown post office in the London borough of Lewisham offering a full range of services.”

Mole Meade, Communications Workers Union said: “Rather than take the cake and engage in meaningful dialogue the post office prefers to take the biscuit."

Article submitted by Alan Hall